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Calendar of Events

The Society hosts a series of programs from fall through spring. Programs are free to Society members. A $5.00 donation from non-members would be appreciated.

All of our programs and activities for September through December 2016 are listed below

You can view many of our earlier programs on Sudbury TV — see our video library for a listing.


September 10, 2016 (Saturday) 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
3rd Annual Olde Time Community Fair & Farmer's Market

Activities at the 2015 FairIn the Town Center. Kid's carnival games, pony rides, a kids mining activity, face painting, fresh produce, local farms, petting zoo with llamas, and over 50 vendors.

  • At 10:00 a.m. the SHS will host “Find your Center at the Future History Center,” a half-hour gentle, family-friendly yoga class on the lawn of the Loring Parsonage (288 Old Sudbury Road). Bring a yoga mat or towel and a water bottle.
  • Be sure to get your picture taken in the stocks at the Parsonage. To cool off you can try your aim at “Soak the Bloke.” Good, clean, wet fun! (Offered all day)
  • Small group tours of the Parsonage will be offered all day for a behind-the-scenes look at the 1730s structure and the Sudbury History Center repurposing project.
September 17 (Saturday) 11:00 AM
Walking Tour of Wadworth Cemetery

The Wadsworth MonumentTour guide Elin Neiterman will point out memorial art and architecture, burial sites of Sudbury’s notable citizens, and will explain burial customs and how this quiet sanctuary evolved and is maintained. Parking at the cemetery.

Free for SHS Members, $5 for non-members.

September 24, 2016 (Saturday) 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Colonial Faire

Activities at the 2015 Colonial FaireAt Longfellow’s Wayside Inn. Sponsored by the Sudbury Companies of Militia & Minute and the Sudbury Ancient Fyfe and Drum Companie.

In reenacting the fall muster, in the morning, there will be a demonstration of contra dance, drills by militia and the installation of officers of the Sudbury Militia. In the afternoon, the air will be filled with the sounds of fyfes and drums. Throughout the day, there will be living history demonstrations of life in colonial New England and vendors selling their wares and refreshment. Admission, including entry in raffle for gift certificates to the Wayside Inn, is $2 per adult, children get in free. See here for more details.

September 27, 2016 (Tuesday) 4:00 – 9:00 PM
Bertucci's Dining for Dollars Fundraiser

Bertucci's Dining for Dollars At Bertucci's, 14 Elissa Avenue, Wayland. Dine-in, Carry Out, or Delivery. 15% of the bill will go to support the SHS. Bring your friends!

Be sure to present your server with a copy of this event flyer when you pay.

October 2, 2016 (Sunday)
History of Wolbach Farm

Illustrated lecture and walking tour at Wolbach Farm, 18 Wolbach Road, Sudbury (SVT Headquarters).

Alice Wellington, a Concord-based photographer and grand-niece of Burt and Anna Wolbach who bought the farm in 1936 will present family recollections and the accomplishments and pursuits of the Wolbachs.

Known as Winter Brook Farm, the home of Dr. S. Burt Wolbach, a prominent Harvard Medical School pathologist and his wife, Anna Wellington Wolbach, a Radcliffe alumna, was the gathering place for family Thanksgiving celebrations for generations. The home was named for the stream that ran trough the farm all winter long.

Presented in collaboration with the Sudbury Valley Trustees who will lead a walking tour of the grouds after the program.

October 14, 2016 (Friday) 5:00 – 7:00 PM
“Antiques & Uniques” Preview

Antiques and Uniques On the Loring Parsonage Lawn. Due to the number of high-quality donations of items for our annual tag sale, the SHS will host a special shopping opportunity the evening before the sale. Please come and shop! Find treasures for your home or for inspired projects. $5 entrance donation appreciated.

October 15, 2016 (Saturday) 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
4th Annual Tag Sale & Bake Sale

4th Annual Tag Sale On the Town Hall Lawn at 322 Concord Road. We have a wide variety of goods for sale including antiques collectibles, art, home furnishings, glassware, housewares, books, children's items, camping equipment, barware and much much more. And there's freshly made baked goods for sale as well!

October 22, 2016 (Saturday) 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sudbury Craft Beer Fundraiser

Sudbury Craft Beer Fundraiser At 365 Boston Post Road in Mill Village. Celebrate Oktoberfest and support the Sudbury Historical Society when you shop at Sudbury Craft Beer between 10:00 AM and 8:00 PM on Saturday, October 22. Enjoy special tastings from Bent Water Brewing and Down the Road Brewing Company. Sudbury Craft Beer has more in store than good, local craft brews. Ciders, wines, and other beverages are also available!

10% of your purchases go the support of the SHS.

October 23, 2016 (Sunday) 2:00 – 3:00 PM
History Walk at Pantry Brook Farm

Pantry Brook Farm At Pantry Brook Farm, 652 Concord Road. Visit one of the most scenic areas in town for a walk given by the proerty owner Carole Wolfe, SHS historian Lee Swanson and the Sudbury Valley Trustees. View historic buildings, farm fields, stone walls, the Pantry Brook and learn about the history of the farm. The property is only open to the public on guided walks. Co-sponsored by the SHS and the Sudbury Valley Trustees. The walk is free but registration is required. Register through SVT at www.svtweb.org/programs/calendar.

November 4, 2016 (Friday) 7:30 PM
Musicians of the Old Post Road Concert Baltic Sojourn

Musicians of the Boston Post Road At First Parish Church, 327 Concord Road, parking available behind Town Hall. Baltic Sojourn is a sampling of some of the characterful music brought by German, Italian, and local musicians to Latvia, Poland, Denmark, Sweden, and Russia. The program showcases outstanding sonatas, concertos, and suites by Müthel, Szarzynski, Scheibe, Roman, and Dall’Oglio. Contact the Musicians of the Old Post Road at www.oldpostroad.org for tickets and more information.

November 6, 2016 (Sunday) 2:00 - 4:00 PM
300 Years on Concord Road: A History of the Osborn Family

150 Concord Rd. At the Grange Hall, 326 Concord Road. Using original sources, David Colombo, a descendent of the Osborn family, will present the history of his family's farms telling personal accounts about his ancestors who lived in Sudbury for generations. He'll show photographs, heirlooms and antiques used in the everyday life at the homesteads.

December 3 and 10, 2016 (Sunday) 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Hosmer House Christmas Open House

Hosmer House Christmas Open House 2015 At the Hosmer House, 299 Concord Road. This year's theme for the annual Christmas Open House at the Hosmer House is “From the Painter's Palette.” The SHS will be decorating the children's room with colors inspired by Florence Hosmer's artwork.

December 8, 2016 (Thursday) 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
A.C. Moore Shopping Day Fundraiser

A.C. Moore Shopping Day Fundraiser At A.C. Moore, Shoppers World, Framingham. When you present our flyer, 10% of your purchase will go to support the SHS. All of your holiday gift, craft and event shopping needs are right in the store! Be sure to present the cashier with a copy of the event flyer for your purchase to qualify. Download flyer.

December 18, 2016 (Sunday) 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Christmas Caroling and Party with Santa and Mrs. Claus

Caroling on Town Hall steps Join the SHS for a beloved holiday tradition for all ages – caroling on the steps of Sudbury’s Town Hall. Followed by our Christmas Party with refreshments and a special visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus at Town Hall.

Free Admission. Refreshments and party follow caroling. This year's keepsake songbook is sponsored by Renascence Home Furnishings.

Visit our Kindermarkt (Children's Market) ! Volunteers will help children shop for special gifts for loved ones. $2 per gift. For the grown-ups, popular SHS items will be for sale such as notecards, books, maps, 01776 keychains, specialty Sudbury teas and assorted “Antiques & Uniques”!

Please bring a new, unwrapped toy for the U.S. Reserve Marines Toys for Tots drive at Town Hall.

 

Past Programs

June 5, 2016 History of Wolbach Farmvideo of presentationdetails ...

June 1, 2016 The History of Power Line Battlesvideo of presentationdetails ...

May 21, 2016 2016 Home & Hearth Tourdetails ...

March 6, 2016 The League of Women Voters: Helping to Shape Sudbury’s History for 60 Years video of presentationdetails ...

April 6, 2016 Ezekiel How: Innkeeper, Soldier, Citizen video of presentationdetails ...

February 7, 2016 A Little Bit of Sweden, A History of Svensk Kaffestuga video of presentationdetails ...

November 1, 2015 Early Maps of Sudbury: Who Made them and Why video of presentationdetails ...

October 24, 2015 Walking Tour of Wadsworth Cemetery details ...

June 7, 2015 Where They Were and How They Grew video of presentationdetails ...

May 16, 2015 Home and Hearth Tour details ...

April 12, 2015 Sudbury’s Road to the Revolutionary War (1765-1775) video of presentationdetails ...

March 1, 2015 The Untold Story of Henry Ford’s Underground Cooling Plant video of presentationdetails ...

February 1, 2015 Wheeling, Dealing, A Dump and Sudbury’s Future video of presentationdetails ...

November 9, 2014 Remember. Reflect. Explain details ...

October 24, 2014 Musicians of the Old Post Road Concert details ...

October 5, 2014 Sudbury Plantation Un-covered: Archaeological Evidence of the First Residents video of presentationdetails ...

June 8, 2014 The Men who Marched to Concord, April 19, 1775 video of presentationdetails ...

May 4, 2014 War Memorials of Sudbury video of presentationdetails ...

April 6, 2014 Rev. Edmund Brown's Library: a Concert Drawn from a Puritan Minister's Musical Interests video of presentationdetails ...

March 2, 2014 Railroads in Sudbury video of presentationdetails ...

February 2, 2014 The King Philip War in Sudbury video of presentationdetails ...

January 12th, 2014 Puritans Make a Village video of presentationdetails ...

Join us for our kick off of Sudbury's 375th Anniversary Celebration. Hal Cutler will use his extensive knowledge of the Goodnow family and Sumner Chilton Powell's Pulitzer Prize winning book Puritan Village - The Formation of a New England Town to provide a look at the beginning of Sudbury.

December 15th, 2013 Christmas from Olde New England Musicians of the Old Post Roaddetails ...

November 19th, 2013 Genealogy 101 video of presentationdetails ...

November 10th, 2013 The Fabric of Life in Sudburydetails ...

October 19th, 2013 Rev. Israel Loring of Sudbury (1682-1772) video of presentationdetails ...

September 21st, 2013 Five Century House Tour in Waylanddetails ...

June 9th, 2013 Ice Cream Social and Annual Meeting video of presentationdetails ...

May 5th, 2013 Hattie Goodnow's Life and Legacy video of presentationdetails ...

April 7th, 2013 The History of the (Recreated) Sudbury Companies of Militia & Minute video of presentationdetails ...

March 3rd, 2013 Isaac Edrehi — The “Spanish Jew”video of presentationdetails ...

February 3rd, 2013 History Matters! video of presentationdetails ...

Even More Past Programs...


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